Annual Jane Austen Birthday Tea with Philip Baruth!

Hello all in Vermont Library land…

I append the flyer information for JASNA-Vermont’s [Jane Austen Society of North America] next gathering:  the Annual Birthday Tea, December 6, 2009 at Champlain College.  If you would like a proper flyer for posting at your library and you are not already on our direct mailing list, please email me at and I will email you the flyer attachment in a pdf file.

Thank you – all are welcome, so join us if you can!

Best regards,
Deb Barnum
JASNA-Vermont, Regional Co-coordinator
Bygone Books
PO Box 5034
Burlington VT 05402

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Living in a Wired World: Can Personal Privacy Survive in the 21st Century?

Imagine waking up one day in your own personal terrarium, where everything you do and say can be seen by anyone passing by. Sound scary? In a world of Web cams, social networking sites, and GPS-equipped phones, your dorm walls may be more transparent than you realize.

The University of Vermont Libraries present a lecture and book-signing by Burlington-based attorney and computer forensics expert Frederick Lane, about the challenges emerging technologies pose to one of our most controversial rights, on Wednesday, November 18th at 4:30 PM, in Billings North Lounge.

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116th Vermont Library Conference

It’s true! The Vermont Library Association is proud to announce that the 116th Vermont Library Conference will take place at Saint Michael’s College on Tuesday, May 25, 2010.

This one day event will allow us to provide a rich educational and professional development experience in a convenient and cost-effective format for attendees.

Helen Linda
VLA Communications Officer

The library is dead. Long live the library!

The New England Chapter of ASIS&T presents…

The library is dead. Long live the library! The rebirth of libraries in the 21st century

Tuesday, December 8, 2009, 9am – 4pm

MIT Media Lab – Bartos Theater, Cambridge, MA

Library closures, slashed budgets, user apathy – everything’s online, right? It’s a story many of us have heard too often or experienced ourselves, especially with the recent downturn in the economy. But many libraries are re-inventing themselves, offering new services and transforming into very different entities while still at heart performing the same role they always have – helping communities connect with information.

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Don’t Close the Books on Libraries Rally

Please read below the call to action for the Massachusetts Library Association. If you can spare the time, our neighbors to the south could use our help fighting the good fight. Helen

To the library community –

Even if you’re not a librarian in Massachusetts, you’re invited to join the rally. Let’s get those numbers up to show them we mean business!

Rick Taplin
President, New England Library Association

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Registration for PLA’s 13th National Conference is Now Open

Registration for PLA 2010, the 13th National Conference of the Public Library Association (PLA), is now open. To register and request housing for PLA 2010, or to download registration and housing forms, visit A special early bird rate is available for PLA members and members of the Oregon Library Association who register by Dec. 16, 2009. All other advance registrations must be received by Feb. 19, 2010.

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